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Weekend Wrap Up



I've been away a few weekends in a row at conferences, so this weekend I've been catching up on a lot of  house and yard work. So much that my leg muscles ache with each move! I might just take some ibuprofen to get through all my responsibilities today...

The best part of my weekend so far was connecting with my support system at Lost Daughters.  The writers group there provides something for me that I've never had before and I'm so grateful.  I don't post blogs there all the time, yet. Just a few. I have a lot of them sitting in draft that I'm just not ready to publish. A few times I've even set them to publish and then moved them back to draft.  When dealing with issues that aren't ready for public consumption, I'm able to process them privately with the writer's group.  I've gone to counseling before but I must say, this is better because I'm actually talking to people who share the same experience. It's the missing ingredient I've never had. What a comfort!


This morning I'm teaching the Celebration Church Newcomers Life Group. I serve continental breakfast to my group every week. Lately I've been experimenting with making different breads. Last night I made this one. We'll see how they like it.

Tonight I'm hosting a mentoring night with the young ladies of Celebration. I'm meeting with them for "Triple M" ~ Mentoring, Munchies and More. Should be fun!

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